[Editor’s Note: Texas Cooperative Extension changed its name to Texas AgriLife Extension Service on Jan. 1.]
COLLEGE STATION – Landscape professionals and enthusiasts are encouraged to attend the first of a four-part design study course Feb. 18-19.
The course, presented by Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Garden Clubs Inc., will be at Christ United Methodist Church-College Station, 4201 State Hwy. 6, according to Dr. William C. Welch, Extension horticulturist and organizer.
Additional course segments will be taught every six months.
“Participants may take the four courses in any sequence,” Welch said. “Garden Club members, Master Gardeners, nursery professionals and others who are interested in furthering their knowledge of landscape design are welcome.”
“Native Grasses on the Texas Rural and Urban Landscapes” will be February’s course topic and includes a lecture by Dr. Barron Rector, AgriLife Extension rangeland ecologist and management specialist.
Master Gardeners who complete a course may apply 12 hours of credit for continuing education requirements. Texas Garden Club members who pass the examination for all four courses are eligible to become nationally accredited landscape design consultants. Texas Certified Nursery Professionals who pass the course may apply this to their requirement for recertification with the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association.
Registration for the course is $85 and includes two lunches and course materials. The text for all four courses is “Stewards of the Land,” which may be purchased for an additional $40.
For registration materials, call Tammy Landry at 979-845-7342 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms also are available at http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/southerngarden/LDflyer.html.